Congressional Edition Volume 5097

Congressional Edition Volume 5097

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...the Isthmus and was being promptly handled, and at that time there was only one dock on the Panama side which merchandise passed over, so it shows that there must be something very radically wrong in the present management. Even the small amount of coal that we received last voyage--only 200 tons--the last of it did not get alongside until the day before sailing, and we had ten days in port, which is a proof that there is something very slack in that department of the management of the railroad affairs." The Acting Chairman. If I may interrupt you here, what are the conditions to-day as compared with those that you have stated and as indicated in the letter that you have just read? Mr. Schwerin. Captain Russel just came up from the Isthmus when he wrote that letter. The letter is dated January 6, 1906--this January. The Acting Chairman. Have you any later word regarding conditions at Panama or on the Isthmus? Mr. Schwerin. Here is a cable received from the Isthmus, dated Panama, January 26, 1906: "Panama, January 26, 1906. "schwerin, San Francisco: "Steamships City of Para and Hounslovs. Will be some delay; P. R. R. Co. can not supply coal. Part of the cargo aboard Hbunslow, Corinto, Salvador. Steamship Aztec half discharged. "pkarne. "Memorandum: Para scheduled to sail from Ancon January 23. Aztec arrived January 22." I asked him then: "Washington, D. C, January 29, 1906. "Pearne, Panama: "Why can not Para get coal? "Schwerin." Mr. Pearne cabled me on the 29th: "Panama, January 29, 1906. "schwerin, Washington: "Hounslow, 41,250. Finish discharging to-day. Have not sufficient coal. Meanwhile have not commenced loading. Will sail on 1st. "Aztec, 45,000. Only...show more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966716
  • 9781236966711